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Frieze Art Fair 2011: Highlights (Part II)

Following our earlier coverage of London’s Frieze Art Fair, AM made a return visit before it closed last weekend to spend a few more hours considering the curation and presentation of exhibitor booths along with the individual works on display. See more commentary and additional photos of what caught our eye after the jump. By way of advance notice, in more traditional working environments, a couple of images (especially in the gallery section) would probably be deemed NSFW. So don’t blame us if a colleague […]

Frieze ’11: Highlights (Part I)

As Frieze Art Fair drew to a close last Sunday, featuring over 170 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world, we have picked up some of our favorite in no particular order: Mary and Child sculpture entitled the Milk of Human Weakness by Jake and Dinos Chapman (previously covered) at White Cube Gallery. Mark Ryden’s painting at Kasmin Gallery. Marc Quinn’s fingerprint painting at Gallerie Theaddeus Ropac. Ryan McGinley pictures at Alison Jacques Gallery. Realistic installations from Nordic duo Elmgreen & Dragset, with Galerie […]

Openings: Steve McCurry – “Iconic Photographs” @ Peter Fetterman Gallery

On display through November 30th at Peter Fetterman Gallery is an exhibition of works, entitled Iconic Photographs, from Steve McCurry, which chronicle the famous American photojournaist’s most important images. Of course, taking center stage is Afghan Girl, his most powerful and widely recognized photograph which was prominently featured on a 1985 cover of National Geographic depicting a young, then unidentified refugee in Pakistan escaping the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. His covert coverage of that Soviet war in Afghanistan, in which he disguised himself in native […]

Ai Weiwei – W Magazine’s 2011 Art Issue

The recently named (according to ArtReview) most powerful artist in the world, Ai Weiwei, has broken his silence over his “enforced disappearance” with an interview in W Magazine’s upcoming sixth annual art issue. The Chinese artist and dissident also directed the cover shoot by Max Vadukul in a series of shots inspired by his own photography while living in NYC in the 80’s including images from the Tompkins Square riots. The implied message certainly will not please the Chinese government especially after returning to social […]

Frieze ’11: Overview

London’s Frieze week kicked off properly on Wednesday 12 October with the preview for Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. AM has long been a Frieze enthusiast. The calibre of its exhibitors and their booths makes most other contemporary art fairs look provincial in comparison. Conscious of the international spotlight, the big fish bring out the big guns and do whatever else they can to retain their dominance, while the ambitious smaller galleries pull out the stops to try raising the bar even higher for […]

Booooooom Remake Contest

Our friends over at Booooooom currently have a contest running that tests your composition as well as photography skills.  In conjunction with Adobe, the website is taking entries for their Remake competition where participants are encouraged to re-imagine one of their favorite pieces of art, stage the replica, and then submit a photograph of it. The prize is a copy of the entire Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection ($899). Deadline is October 21st with full rules here. For inspiration, check out more examples after the jump…

Frieze ’11: White Cube Gallery

The recent opening of a third gallery space in London confirms White Cube ongoing strength, and its presence at the Frieze Art Fair is nothing less than spectacular. The booth features some impressive works by the gallery’s roster of artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, and Tracey Emin to name a few. In particular, what caught our eye included The Chapman brothers presenting a controversial version of Mary and Child entitled the Milk of Human Weakness, while the bronze […]

Retna x David LaChappelle for Vanity Fair

So, it looks like the new spread for Vanity Fair that we mentioned a while back finally materialized. Taken by David Lachapelle (who just opened a show at PRISM), the photograph features RETNA (featured) in front of his West Hollywood mural (covered) with a little help from photoshop it seems. As an added bonus, we have for you after the jump a video that surfaced recently featuring footage of RETNA’s WeHo mural as well as an interview…

Openings: Eriberto and Estevan Oriol – “Like Father Like Son Exhibition” @ Carmichael Gallery

A couple weeks ago, the Carmichael Gallery hosted an exhibition from influential photographers and Angelenos Eriberto and Estevan Oriol. The retrospective featured select images from the father and son duo and documented their well-known love affair with LA Latino street life, street art, and graffiti with decades of work under their belt. Entitled Like Father, Like Son, the exhibition consisted of 25 limited edition prints from each photographer, including black and white, color, silver gelatin and digital c-prints. More photos after the jump from Brandon […]

Showing: Tim Barber – “Welcome to Earth” @ Yuka Tsuruno (Tokyo)

On September 24th, Tim Barber unveiled a new body of work at Tokyo-based Yuka Tsuruno. Welcome to Earth sees the established New York-based photographer return to the Japanese gallery, where he showed in February 2010. In a departure from the bold color shots shown at his 2001 exhibition earlier this year in New York, the new series opts instead for a subdued black and white format. Long known as a behind the scenes player in the art world, Barber has slowly but surely made his […]